The PRCA Red Dirt Rodeo at the Tulsa State Fair adds a great deal of entertainment to the Fair, which is the city’s largest event for the whole family and features livestock, carnival rides, fair foods, world-class concerts, and much more. The Fair covers an 11-day span from September 28 through October 8, is held annually starting on the fourth Thursday after Labor Day, and is one of the premier fairs in the United States, having had an estimated attendance of 1,206,000 million in 2016.
A main feature this year is the professional Red Dirt Rodeo that will be held October 6 and 7 in the historic Pavilion, where each seat provides a great view of all the entertainment.
Fair Gate Admission for the PRCA Red Dirt Rodeo at the Tulsa State Fair is included with a Rodeo ticket but only for the performance day. However, a weekend pass includes a ticket to both rodeo performances and the State Fair Gate Admission.
With the theme this year of “Take a Spin!” and proudly sponsored by FORD, this Rodeo consists of six PRCA events added to the Grand Entry, the Calf Scramble, and lots of cowboys and cowgirls. Included is bull riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, tie-down roping, and bareback riding.
At the Rodeos held at the 2016 Tulsa State Fair, 4-H and FFA members had a chance to “catch a calf.” Ten winners received a certificate for $800.00 to use towards the purchase of an animal to show at the 2017 Fair. Calf Scramble’s goal is for exhibitors to gain knowledge about animal care.
Ticket Price: $35.00 for one or $60.00 for both
Each concert will start immediately after the rodeo at approximately 8:30 PM and consist of action and memorable music performances.
Friday, October 6 – Casey Donahew Band
They always strive to give more than what is expected. They put on a show with plenty of energy and a lot of crowd interaction by encouraging singing along.
Saturday, October 7 – Aaron Watson
In the last 15 years since his debut album entitled “A Texas Café”, this singer-songwriter with his Gibson Hummingbird guitar has released about 10 studio albums. His most recent “Real Good Time” that he is touring with made it to number 9 on the US Country Charts. He has the audience singing along from the beginning, dancing, and jumping around.
Covering the PRCA Red Dirt Rodeo at the Tulsa State Fair will be the Ak-Chin Indian Community, Earnhardt Auto Centers, Papa John’s Pizza Road Team, and Cowboy Lifestyle Network. The Network is the leading online and community source for everything Western and Country.